The Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady from the race called Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his/her ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he/she regenerates into a new form (which is how the series has been running since the departure of William Hartnell in 1966).
Because of the varying technical and logistical demands of the thirteen episodes of the first season, filming was broken into five production blocks. Episodes one, four, and five formed block one, and were filmed between July and September 2004. Block two comprised episodes two and three, and was filmed between September and October 2004. Block three contained episodes six and eight, and was filmed between October and December. Block four was split into two sub blocks, "4A" and "4B", due to the large visual effects demands of episode seven, which on its own, became block 4A, filmed between December 2004 and January 2005. Episodes nine and ten made up Block 4B, filmed from December through February 2005. Episodes eleven through thirteen formed Block five, and filmed from February until March 2005. See more »
The Tenth Doctor:
[offers the Fifth Doctor his sonic screwdriver]
The Fifth Doctor:
No, I'm fine, thank you.
The Tenth Doctor:
Oh no, of course, you mostly went hands-free didn't you? It was like, "Hey, I'm the Doctor, I can save the universe using a kettle and some string! And look at me, I'm wearing a vegetable."
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On the 2012 episodes, the title logo is decorated with a motif related to each episode's theme. On episode one, "Asylum of the Daleks", it was decorated with dots like the ones covering a Dalek body. On episode 2, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" it was decorated in green-like vegetation. On episode 3, "A Town Called Mercy" it was made of wooden boards, like the buildings of the Far West town on the episode. And on episode 4, "The Power of Three", it was decorated with a pattern made of cubes. See more »
I remember being so excited on Saturday nights when I was a kid, waiting for Dr. Who. I thought it was the best show ever made. Then, I grew up, Dr. Who went off the air, and no one I knew had ever heard of it. Then I found out there was going to be a new series. I was a little nervous about it. Was it going to live up to the expectations I had carried around since I was little? Would they screw it up? Would the Dr. suck? Would his assistant suck? Would they create a more intimate relationship with the Dr. and his assistant? YES, NO, NO, NO, NO!!! This show is wonderful!! I love the new Dr. I love his assistant. I love the show. And I find myself excited on Friday nights now, waiting for the "new" episode. I'm just now seeing 2005 episodes, as I live in the States, so I'm a little behind the rest of you. I hope the next Dr. is as great as this one!
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